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Good News Announces Changing of the Guard

In May 2017, the Good News announced that founder and long-time publisher, Grif Blackstone, is moving on from the Good News and Les Feldman, formerly with Playbill for 32 years and an advocate for local charities, has taken on the role of Good News Publisher.   Parting Words of Thanks I want to say thank […]

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Practice Love, Grace and Truth

Americans awoke to news of the deadliest terror attack since 9/11 on the morning of June 12th after 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, killing 49 and injuring 53. In a 911 call, Mateen claimed allegiance to the Islamic State, but the investigation continues into whether he had any real ties […]

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A Mother’s Reflection on Graduation Day

  It seems like just yesterday when I held him in my arms for the first time. God set eternity in the heart of this new being and I had the privilege of birthing him into existence. Staring at me with his big, blue eyes, he listened intently as I whispered to him everything that […]

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Freedom and Forgivenes

I recently was interviewed by a reporter regarding a new U.S. law that may affect small business owners’ websites and how they comply with accommodations for people with disabilities. There are a lot of existing laws that already make it very difficult to run a small business without the burden of having more. But the […]

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Focusing on What Really Matters

Happy anniversary and thank you to all of our readers over the past 17 years. Sometimes I feel like Time magazine looking back over all the years with all the stories, all the ministries and all the church events we’ve covered. If you were to look in the office of our editor, Shelly, you would […]

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Choose From the Media Menu, But Don’t Consume God A La Carte

How we consume media has changed drastically over the last 7 years, resulting in almost a complete switch from the past. Previously what we turned on or picked up was what we got for news and information. The news topics considered most important were selected by producers and editorial boards. Back then we had little […]

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Letting Go and Trusting God

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior’s hands” (Psalm 127:3-4 NLT). Almost Time to Fly Last month my eldest son went into the world on his own; for the first time he will be completely able […]

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Live the Life Center Spread

Live the Life Builds Community by Strengthening Marriages As government programs and non-profit organizations spend more to provide services to meet the needs of those in poverty and brokenness, one organization is attacking the problem at its root cause by strengthening the marriages and families needed to provide a solid foundation for a healthy, thriving […]

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The right to be wrong?

We love reader feedback. We welcome and encourage it. Our readers reflect the diversity that makes up South Florida, viewing issues from varying perspectives. Having lived in a few places and traveled to many more before settling down in Fort Lauderdale, I really love living here and experiencing the diversity of its people. It’s never […]

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Want To Get Into Full-time Ministry?

Every week no matter where I go, I hear business men and women that want to make the jump from full-time work to full-time ministry. What does that really mean? What is full-time ministry? Doesn’t Jesus want us all in full-time ministry? Some say, “I feel called to devote my whole life to telling others […]

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